Doctor weighs in on “medical indications” for abortion

From Dr. Arthur O’Leary, an experienced OBGYN:

“In past years I was privileged to have [delivered] countless babies. My father did many before me. Neither of us ever encountered a “medical indication” for abortion. In fact, before 1973 it was medically legal to abort a [pregnant] mother as a life-saving procedure. Records indicate that the total number of abortions done at St. Luke and Cornwall hospitals prior to 1973 was one.”

“Cardinal’s Death Brings New Life” Washington Watch-News Watch , January 2, 1997

More doctors talk about how abortion is rarely or never needed to save a woman’s life.

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Planned Parenthood milked tragedy of Hurricane Katrina for donations

Jim Sedlak, Executive Director of American Life League’s STOPP International, pointed out that on Planned Parenthood’s website, it urged people to donate to Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005.

Upon closer inspection of the fine print on the webpage, the pro-choice organization explained that all money raised will be “used to support its own clinics and offices, not to support any of the rescue efforts or critical services needed by storm victims in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.”

“Pro-Life Leader: Planned Parenthood Should Lose its Tax Funding” National Liberty Journal, Oct 2005

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Abortion researcher: clinics “oversold” abortion

MP Bracken, an abortion researcher, who has done a number of studies on postabortion women, said:

“When I first got into the whole area of pregnancy and abortion, clinic personnel were quite rightly…trying to convince women that abortion was not such a bad thing after all… I think the public has bought the fact of abortion so well that clinics have in fact oversold it.”

LB Francke The Ambivalence of Abortion (New York: Random House, 1978) 31

Read about the physical and psychological hazards of abortion.

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Roe V. Wade did not “settle” abortion as New York Times thought

Once Roe V Wade was decided, many in the media and the public thought that the abortion question was settled forever. They underestimated the dedication of people who opposed abortion. Over 40 years later, although we have not overturned Roe V Wade, the pro-life movement is stronger than ever.

“The day after Roe V Wade was decided, the New York Times headline read, “Supreme Court settles abortion.” It has remained the most unsettled issue on our national landscape.”

Frank Pavone “No Truce on Abortion” Washington Times, October 13, 2010

Among the reasons why the pro-life movement remains so strong is the facts about fetal development and the graphic pictures of what abortion does to preborn babies. These things sway more people over to the pro-life side

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Women Are More Pro-Life Than Men

In a CBS news poll, December 17 – 20th, 2010, the following questions were asked. The answers were broken down between men and women. Men and women were asked if they agreed with the following statements. This is the percentage of people who agreed to each one.

Abortion should be generally available

37% men

35% women

It should be available, with limits

40% men

40% women

It should not be permitted

18% men

21% women

Cited in the book Noel Meriano, ed. Abortion (New York: Greenhaven Press, 2010)

We can see that the numbers are very similar, with more men than women supporting abortion on demand and more women wanting it to be illegal in all cases. This shows that abortion is not overwhelmingly supported by women; they are divided on the issue, and so are men

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Former clinic worker had to sell abortions to women

Former abortion clinic worker Norma McCorvey:

“As marketing director for A Choice for Women [abortion clinic], I had my hands full. I was supposed to sell abortions – we didn’t make a dime on an appointment, only on an actual procedure – so I had to overcome all the OR [Operation Rescue] paraphernalia that now gathered outside our front door.”

Norma McCorvey Won by Love (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997) 84

To read more about how clinic workers sell abortions to vulnerable women, go here.

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Founder of Planned Parenthood: killing infants is “merciful”

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood:

“The most merciful thing a large family can do for one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Margaret Sanger Women and the New Race (New York: Truth Publishing, 1920) 63

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Alan Guttmacher: Pregnancy doesn’t make mental illness worse

Alan Guttmacher, former president of Planned Parenthood on how pregnancy does not worsen psychological problems. This is in conflict with the belief that abortion is necessary for a woman’s mental health.

“There is little evidence that pregnancy itself worsens a psychosis, either intensifying it or rendering the prognosis for full recovery less likely.”

Alan F Guttmacher “Therapeutic Abortion: The Doctor’s Dilemma” Journal of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 21:1954

Around this time and shortly afterward, however, pro-abortion activists were encouraging states to legalize abortion for mental health reasons. this quote shows that they were aware such reasons had no validity.

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Author describes infanticide in Tibet

On infanticide in Tibet:

“Three women I interviewed described how a relative or acquaintance of theirs had delivered a healthy baby, only to have a nurse kill it with a lethal injection in the soft spot on the forehead.”

Catherine Whitney Whose Life? (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991) 191

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Head of abortion chain laments that doctors don’t want to perform abortions

Ann Furedi, head of the largest chain of abortion clinics in England, talks about how few doctors want to start performing abortions:

“There is a real crisis looming. Unless we can address the problem and motivate doctors to train in abortion, we may well face a situation in five years’ time in which women’s access to abortion is severely restricted. It is our biggest headache.”

Many doctors felt that, with contraception freely available on the NHS there was “no excuse” for women who got pregnant accidentally. Ms Furedi said: “They say, ‘why should we use our skills to clear up the mess?’ It is a very naïve view – unplanned pregnancy occurs for all sorts of reasons.”

Jeremy Lauranc “ABORTION CRISIS AS DOCTORS REFUSE TO PERFORM SURGERY” The Independent, 16 April 2007

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